With hostels, bunkhouses and camping barns across the Brecon Beacons National Park and beyond. Independent Hostels are a great choice of holiday accommodation in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. The Brecon Beacons National Park was designated in 1957 and was the third park to be created in Wales. The National Park is made up of 4 mountain ranges, the Brecon Beacons, and the three ranges surrounding them: the Black Mountain range and Fforest Fawr to the west, and the Black Mountains to the east. The area is perfect for those who enjoy walking, mountain biking or horse riding in wild upland countryside as well as nature watchers and watersports fans. With canals, reservoirs, lakes, rivers and mountains as well as market towns and the Hay on Wye Literary Festival the area has something for everyone.
Brecon Beacons & Black Mountains
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Craig Y Nos Castle
Craig Y Nos Castle sits in the Brecon Beacons. The Nurses Block can be booked on a daily or a room basis, and also sole use as group accommodation. Offering B&B or self- catering, the choice is yours. The Castle provides hearty meals, cosy evenings by the wood burning stoves and a free history tour. See website for best rates and deals.More details
Brecon Bunkhouse is a spacious, comfortable, clean bunkhouse in the Brecon Beacons, offering great value self-catering accommodation. Sitting in the Black Mountains, with mountain walks from the door, the ideal base for horse riding, mountain biking and canoeing. There is a riding centre on the farm and the bunkhouse has a drying room and storage/cleaning facilities for bikes and canoes. Camping available.More details
Wern Watkin Bunkhouse
Wern Watkin Bunkhouse (also known as YHA Llangattock) sits high up on Mynnedd Llangattock in the Brecon Beacons National Park. There is direct access on foot to the mountainside and a flat mountain road to a National Cycle Route. The Llangattock Cave complex is within easy walking distance and the scenic Wye and Usk river valleys are just a short drive away. Instruction in a range of outdoor activities can be arranged.More details
River Cabin is set in an old cider orchard overlooking the mill stream. It sleeps up to 4 in a cosy bunkroom with bunk beds & a double futon. There is a kitchen/lounge area, sunny dining porch, patio & private garden with picnic table, fire pit and BBQ. The price includes heating, hot water, showers, WiFi & use of bike store. From Easter - October a small campsite is operated alongside the cabin. Located on the Wye Valley Walk & National Cycle Route 8, it's a fantastic exploration base for walkers & cyclists. Canoeing, pony trekking, gliding, bike hire, rope and climbing centre all close by.More details
On a National Trust estate one mile from Llandeilo, Dinefwr Bunkhouse sits in the heart of an 18th century park enclosing a medieval deer park, next to the historic Newton House. Quite the perfect holiday location for groups or families who enjoy walking or other outdoor activities. This beautifully presented, characterful bunkhouse sleeps up to 16 in an 8 bed dorm and 2 & 3 bedded rooms and has a well equipped kitchen for self-catering.More details
The Dragons Back (formerly The Castle Inn) is a pub with B&B, camping & bunkrooms in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The bunkrooms are fully carpeted and centrally heated with en suite wet rooms, self-catering, drying facilities and secure storage. Stag/hens welcome. Dogs £5 pn in the bunkhouse. Meals in the pub. Glamping is available in our Shepherds hut and the Tardis !More details
The Star Bunkhouse
An ideal base for exploring the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. The bunkhouse is situated in the village of Bwlch alongside the Beacons Way long distance path. Expect a warm & comfortable stay in this dog friendly bunkhouse with spacious bedrooms, cosy lounge/dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, outside BBQ area, hot showers, drying room and car park. Accommodation for up to 20 people in bunkbeds in 6 bedrooms. Private bedrooms or sole use available. Individuals, couples & groups welcome.More details
Clyngwyn Bunkhouse, B&b and Hut
Clyngwyn 4* Bunkhouse sits in the Brecon Beacons, only minutes away from the waterfalls and caves of Ystradfellte and Sgwd Yr Eira. Your ideal base for a wide range of outdoor activities. The bunkhouse sleeps up to 19, plus camping, three double B&B rooms and a romantic shepherd's hut in it's own private meadow.More details
Woodlands Bunkhouse is a converted stable set in the 10 acre grounds of Woodlands Centre. It overlooks the River Wye and has wonderful views of the Black Mountains. The historic town of Hay on Wye is near by. The Bunkhouse provides comfortable, modern accommodation for families and groups. There's a well equipped kitchen and dining room and 22 beds in 9 rooms. The bunkhouse can arrange courses in a variety of outdoor activities.More details
Wye Valley Canoes Bunkhouse
In a converted Welsh Chapel, Wye Valley Canoes 5* award-winning Bunkhouse is a warm, modern space with huge sofas and a slide to reach the ground floor! There is a small kitchen area but the River Café next door can cater for you. Enjoy the swanky bathrooms, power showers and designer furniture. Canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes can be hired and activities arranged. The beautiful market town of Hay on Wye is just 4 miles away.More details
Gilfach Wen Barn
Gilfach Wen Barn provides homely self-catering 4* bunkhouse accommodation for individuals, extended families or groups on a working farm. It is ideally located for exploring Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Brecon Beacons and the Gower. There is a downstairs bedroom and shower room for disabled. Walker, cyclist and equestrian friendly.More details
Coed Owen Bunkhouse
Set on a hill farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, 2 hours' walk from Pen Y Fan. This Bunkhouse provides well appointed self-catering accommodation; ideal for stag, hen and family parties. Outdoor activities can be organised or there's direct access onto the mountains and waterfalls close by. Bike Park Wales, Merthyr Tydfil, Penderyn Whiskey and Brecon are all within easy reach. The pub, at the bottom of the drive, serves great food and fine ales.More details
Stonecroft Lodge self-catering guest house is in Llanwrtyd Wells, ?the smallest town in Britain'. Surrounded by the green fields and mountains of mid Wales, Llanwrtyd is in renowned red kite country and is a great base for mountain biking, walking & pony trekking. The hostel has private and shared rooms with made-up beds, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge with TV, free laundry and drying, central heating, a large riverside garden and ample parking. The hostel adjoins the Stonecroft Inn for great beer and food.More details
On a small hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Cadarn Bunkhouse is surrounded by views of the Black Mountains and the Wye Valley. With easy access to the mountains it is perfect for walking, mountain biking and horse riding whist the River Glasbury is great for canoeing. Self-cater, B&B, half/full board or eat at the pub in Felindre half a mile away. Close to Hay on Wye and Brecon. Pony trekking available on-site, plus bike and canoe hire.More details
The Wain House
This old stone barn continues the tradition of 900 years when Llanthony Priory next door provided accommodation. Surrounded by the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it is your ideal base for all mountain activities. There is a fully equipped kitchen, hot showers, heating throughout and a wood burning stove. Small or large groups are welcome with sole use and a minimum charge. Two pubs nearby offer real ale and bar food.More details
Middle Ninfa Bunkhouse
Middle Ninfa Farm, on the edge of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site in the Brecon Beacons, offers bunkhouse/cottage accommodation, camping and hands-on training in coracle making and willow sculpture. Sympathetically renovated to retain the rustic charm with fine views over the Usk Valley, the bunkhouse provides comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to 6 people. BYO food, sleeping bags, & pillowcases.More details
The glorious Brecon beacons, home to the Beacons Way and the Brecon Beacons traverse, is one of the wild areas of Wales. Located in the east of the country right up to the border with England, the Brecon Beacons covers the area from Llandeilo in the west to Hay on Way and Llanthony in the east. The area was designated as the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1957 and was the third of the three welsh national parks to be created. The Brecon Beacons National Park is made up of four mountain ranges: the Brecon Beacons, and the three ranges surrounding them: the Black Mountain range and Fforest Fawr to the west, and the Black Mountains to the east. The Black Mountains actually cross the border into Herefordshire and fill the triangular area defined by the towns of Abergavenny in the southeast, Hay-on-Wye in the north and the village of Llangors in the west. TTalgarth and Crickhowell are also Black Mountains towns.
The park was designated as an international Dark Skies Reserve in 2013 making it a wonderful location for star gazing and many accommodation providers are uniquely located to take full advantage of the dark skies .
The park has a network of canals, 9 reservoirs and Wales’ largest natural lake making the area a great place to visit for nature watching and watersports. The wild uplands are fantastic for walking and mountain biking and again for experiencing moorland nature or looking out for the famous Welsh Mountain Ponies that graze across much of the uplands.
The main towns of the park are Abergavenny, Talgarth, Crickhowell, Brecon and Hay on Way, the latter being famous for its literary festival.
Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in southern Britain, has an old monument to a lost child, who tragically died whilst climbing the mountain’s steep green sides, misplaced on his way home from grandma’s house in the valley below. The Black Mountain, Fforest Fawr and Black Mountains provide further wilderness opportunities, with the Welsh valleys travelling up into these areas with their numerous attractions relating to the area’s rich industrial heritage.
There are independent hostels and bunkhouses providing holiday accommodation in the Brecon Beacons across the national park as well as some just outside in the Wye Valley. Take a look at the map and listing to plan your perfect holiday in the Brecon Beacons.